United Stated History

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In History
  • Period: Apr 12, 1215 to

    United States History

  • Jun 18, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Granted rights to both Nobles and Freeman
  • Lost Colony

    Lost Colony
    "Lost Colony" sponsored by Sir Walter Raleeigh was founded on Roanoke Island, off South Carolina
  • First permanent English settlement

    First permanent English settlement
    Capt. John Smith and 105 cavaliers in 3 ships landed on Virginia coast, started the first permanent English settlement in new world called Jamestown
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    House of Burgesses, first representative assembly in New World elected July 30, 1619
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims
    Puritan separatists left plymouth Englamd september 16 on the Mayflower reached Cape Cod November 19 and the mayflower compact was signed
  • Roger Williams and Harvard University

    Roger Williams and Harvard University
    Roger Williams founded Providence, RI in june as a democratically ruled colony with separationof church and state charter granted and Harvard University
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British Parlement passed first Navigation Act
  • Nathaniel Bacon and Jamestown burned down

    Nathaniel Bacon and Jamestown burned down
    led plantes against autocratic British Gov. Sir William Berkeley, Jamestown burned down,
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn signed treaty with Delaware Indians Apr, 23
  • Witchcraft Delusion

    Witchcraft Delusion
    Witchcraft delusionat salem, MA; 20 alleged withces executed by special court
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin published the first poor Richards Almanack
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    Editor John Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel Aug. 5 in New York after criticizing the British governers conduct
  • Famous Sermon

    Famous Sermon
    Famous Sermon "Sinners in the hands of the Angry God" delivered at Enfield, MA July 8 by Jonathan Edwards
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    French and Indian war began when Franch occupied Ft. Duquesne (Pittsburgh)
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act enacted by Parliment Mar. 22 required revenue stamps to help fund royal troops.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Townshend Acts levied taxes on glass, painters lead, paper and tea. In 1770 all duties except on tea were repealed
  • Intolerable Acts and First Continental congress

    Intolerable Acts and First Continental congress
    Intolerable Acts of parliament curtailed Massachusetts self-rule; barred use of Boston Harbor till tea was paid for. First Continental Congress held in Philadelphia sept. 5
  • Patrick Henery and Paul Revere

    Patrick Henery and Paul Revere
    Patrick Henrey addressed Virgina convention, Mar. 23 said "Give me Liberty or give me death" Paul Revere rode to alert Patriots that British were on their way to Concord
  • Common Sense and Declaration of Independence

    Common Sense and Declaration of Independence
    Common Sense famous proindependence pamphlet by Thomas Paine, was published Jan. 10: quickly sold some of 100,000 copies, Declaration of Independece was adopted July 4
  • Articles of confederation and Ft. Ticonderoga

    Articles of confederation and Ft. Ticonderoga
    Articles of Confederation adopted by continental congress, Ft. Ticonderoga was captured by 8000 troops from canada
  • George Rogers Clark and John Paul Jones

    George Rogers Clark and John Paul Jones
    George Rodgers Clark tool Vincennes in Feburary; John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard defeted Serapis in British North sea waters
  • Bank of North America and Yorktown, VA

    Bank of North America and Yorktown, VA
    Bank of North America incorporated May 26; Cornwallis retired to Yorktown, VA
  • Paris peace treaty and First regular daily newspaper

    Paris peace treaty and First regular daily newspaper
    Paris peace treaty, Sep. 3 recognizing American independence; The first regular daily newpaper, Pennsylvania evening post went on salein Philadelphia
  • Shays's Rebellion and Northwest Ordinance

    Shays's Rebellion of dept-ridden farmers in Massachusetts failed; Northwest Ordinance adopted July 13 by Continental Congress for Northwest territory, north of Ohio river west of New York
  • George Washington and John Adams

    George Washington and John Adams
    George Washington was the first President and was chosen president by all electors voting; John Adams was vice president
  • Bill of Rights and First Bank of the U.S

    Bill of Rights submitted to states, Sept. 25; The First Bank of the U.S was chartered
  • U.S Trality and Cotten Gin

    U.S Trality and Cotten Gin
    Washington declared U.S Neutrality in war between Britain and France; Eli whitney invented the Cotten gin
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Western Pennsylvania farmers protested liquor tax
  • Washingtons farwell address

    Washingtons farwell address as president delivered Sept. 17 warning against permanent alliances with foreign powers, big public dept, large military establishment, and devices of small, artful, enterprising minority
  • Allen & Sedition Acts and War with France threatened

    Allen & Sedition Acts passed by Federalists June-July intendeded to silence political opposition; The War with France raids on U.S shipping and rejection of U.S diplomats
  • John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson

    John Marshall was named Supream Court chief justice; Thomas Jefferson who had received same number of eloctoral votes as Aaron Burr in 1800 election and won over Burr
  • Louisiana Purchase and Marbury V. Madison

    Suprem court in Marbury V. Madison, for the first time overturned a U.S law, and the Louisiana Purchase doubled U.S area.
  • Lewis and Clark

    The Lewis and Clark expedition ordered by Pres. Thomas Jefferson to explore what is now northwest.
  • Robert Fulton and Emborgo Act

    Robert Fulton made first practical steamboat trip; The Embargo Act banned all trade with foreign countries.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 had 3 main causes, Britain scized U.S ships trading with France, Britain had seized 4000 naturalized U.S sailors, Britian armed Indians
  • Oliver H. Perry

    Oliver H. Perry defeated British fleet at Battle of lake Erie
  • The burning of the Capitol and White House

    British landed in Maryland in Aug. defeted U.S force and burned down the Capitol and White House.
  • ceding Florida

    Spain seced Florida
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine opposed European inter vention in the Americas.
  • Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act providing land and some pay to Indians who agree to resettle in west
  • Abolitionist newspaper and Nat Turner

    William Lloyd Garrison began abolitionist newspaper; Nat Turner black slave in virginia led local slave rebelion killing 57 whites and 100 slaves killed
  • "Trail of Tears"

    Cherokee Indians forced to walk the "Trail of Tears" from Geogia to Oklahoma
  • The Telegraph

    First message over first Telegraph line
  • The Mexican War

    The Mexican War began after the annexation of Texas
  • Gold and Womens rights Convintion

    Gold was discovered in California; Lucretia Mott and Elizibeth Cady Stanton led The Womens rights Convention
  • Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive slave act

    The Compromise of 1850 admitted California; Mexican territories made Fugitive Slave Act more harsh
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Toms Cabin
  • Republican Party

    The Republican Party was formed
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott decision by Supreme Court held that slaves did not become in a free state
  • First commerercially productive oil well

    Edwin L. Drake drilled the First commerercially productive oil well
  • Pony Express and Abraham Lincoln

    First Pony Express; Abraham Lincoln was elected President in a 4-way race
  • Ft. Sumpter

    Confederates fires at Ft. Sumter
  • Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address

    President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing "all slavesin areas still in rebelion"
  • 13th Amendment and Robert E. Lee surrendered

    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery; Robert E. Lee surendered
  • 14th Amendment and Louisa May Alcott

    The 14th Amendment providing for citizenship of all persons naturalized in the U.S; Louisa May Alcott published Little Women
  • 15th Amendment

    the 15th Amendment making race no bar to voting rights
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross